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685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
02 9729 1155
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal

First time going to Candeloris at Smithfield. My husband, myself and two adult children decided to come here for a special family occasion. It was a great choice, we all enjoyed our meals, and our deserts were superb. All staff very friendly, lovely atmosphere. If there was one thing I had to say... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Sue H
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Sydney, Aust
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Aust
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

First time going to Candeloris at Smithfield. My husband, myself and two adult children decided to come here for a special family occasion. It was a great choice, we all enjoyed our meals, and our deserts were superb. All staff very friendly, lovely atmosphere. If there was one thing I had to say in the negative, it would be that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Returned for the umpteenth time with some overseas guests. The food, service, ambience are all first class. In my belief there simply is no better italian in Sydney. If you have not been you must go.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Once again, the service and atmosphere were very impressive. The menu is extensive but not overwhelming. The quality of food is never in question. It is on the pricey side, I should point out. My only qualm with this visit was that they've removed my favourite dish (the soft-shelled crab entree) from the menu.. Why?!? :(

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I had the worse Valentine's Day experience at Candelori's. It was a last minute decision to go here as my wife felt like having Italian for dinner. We got there and the first waiter came and set our expectations that it'll be difficult to find a table but he'll try his best. Less than a minute later,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for years - and have always gone back. I feel as though Candelori's deserves to be more 'in the spotlight' than on a main road in Smithfield. The menu is a bit pricey, however, you are definitely getting what you're paying for. The atmosphere is lovely and it's easy to hear what everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

You cannot go wrong by dining here. The dishes are phenomonal, the fitout is something you'd expect in the luxurious Dubai and the service is out of this world. Would recommend/10

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After reading some of the reviews on here, our group of 4 were more than impressed with every aspect of this restaurant. Even though the restaurant technically only opens at 6pm on a Saturday, we like to eat early, so they let us book for 5pm, so we had the whole place to ourselves. We really appreciated this; perhaps this... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Catching up over a delicious meal on your day off is all we wanted. Flavours were delicious & the attention we received was well balanced. A restaurant of this calibre should be in more locations not just in the city, it was central for all to meet & it was a memorable experience. Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not the cheapest of meals $30 plus unless you go for a Pizza which is cheaper, but the food was to die for, excellent service and packed at 6pm! Our bill came to $127 for Brushetta, a beer, scotch, bottle of water, one dessert and 2 main meals.A rare gem in Sydney's south west at Smithfield, but I can understand... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not a lot to see from the outside, but the decor is spacious, ambience modern , and made to look bigger by the judicious use of mirrors. Food was excellent, not too much, and wine terrific. Service was attentive, but I felt a little rushed by this. Cost was $200 for 2 with a $60 bottle of wine included in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9729 1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?